By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
434,824 Members | 2,337 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 434,824 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

How can I connect to my MySQL server from my computer?

Seth Schrock
Expert 2.5K+
P: 2,941
I'm trying to open a command prompt window to my MySQL server. From reading online, I should be able to use
Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1. /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysql -h hostname ...other options... 
However, I don't have MySQL on my laptop, so it doesn't recognise the MySQL command. Is there a way to connect, or do I have to install MySQL on my laptop so that I have the proper files?

MySQL is totally new to me (I'm an MS Access guy), so I might not be providing enough information. If not, please forgive me and I'll try to provide the information that you request to the best of my ability.
Mar 8 '13 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
1 Reply


Seth Schrock
Expert 2.5K+
P: 2,941
Never mind. I just figured it out. I copied the MySQL.exe (in the mysql/bin folder) file from my server to my laptop and then opened it to the remote hostname.
Mar 8 '13 #2

Post your reply

Sign in to post your reply or Sign up for a free account.